Your Top 3 westerns of all time?

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  1. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Little Big Man
    Pat Garret and Billy the Kid

    Tough choices!
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  2. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident

    You may be right. Looking at the case, it says "2005 Special edition" and "1988 Turner Preview Edition". The original theatrical release seems to get some criticism for not reflecting Peckinpah's intentions.
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    maybeso, but I'd love to see the version that I saw at the movies!
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  4. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    I like those choices . also lonesome dove if that counts.
    I just watched wild bunch recently 3 great scenes in that movie. Robert Ryan says to his gang of losers we are chasing MEN . that's a funny line.
    once upon a time in the west puts me to sleep these days
  5. GregM

    GregM Senior Member

    Daddyland, CA
    True Grit (Coens version)
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    honorable mention: High Noon
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  6. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Wild Bunch
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  7. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    High Noon
    Magnificent Seven

    *While not the traditional Western Movie, I'm a big fan of Dances with Wolves
    *Honorable Mention to Open Range with Kevin Coster/Robert Duvall
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  8. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA

    I love obscure picks :cool:
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  9. Nitrosijo

    Nitrosijo Well-Known Member

    For A Few Dollars More
    High Plains Drifter

    All films that deconstruct and question the western while remaining great westerns.
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  10. California Couple

    California Couple dislike us on facebook

    Newport Beach
    clints spaghetti trio.
  11. clashcityrocker

    clashcityrocker Forum Resident

    Great White North
    The Searchers
    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Just watched OUATITW with the commentary. Had no idea how many specific homages it had to all the classic westerns (from IMDB):

    The Iron Horse (1924)
    Jesse James (1939)
    Frank's mannerism is heavily based on the character of Frank James. Both roles are played by henry Fonda.
    The Return of Frank James (1940)
    Frank's mannerism is heavily based on the character of Frank James. Both roles are played by henry Fonda.
    My Darling Clementine (1946)
    The first confrontation between Doc Holliday and the Earps is referenced in Cheyenne and Harmonica's first meeting - right down to Morgan/Cheynne sliding the gun down the bar to Wyatt/Harmonica
    Pursued (1947)
    Maureen McBain singing "Danny Boy" was cited by Leone as a reference to this film
    Ace in the Hole (1951)
    Line: "How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants."
    High Noon (1952)
    Opening scene.
    Shane (1953)
    Timmy McBain's 'hunting' early in the film mimics that of Joey Starrett.
    Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
    The sequence where the horse carriage rides down a long road is exactly the same
    Johnny Guitar (1954)
    Guitar used to announce - like harmonica and the buggy/horse ride through railroad workers. The character of Jill McBain and the subplot involving a railroad were inspired by the character Vienna of Johnny Guitar.
    Vera Cruz (1954)
    In both films, Charles Bronson's character plays a harmonica and is only known by a nickname.
    The Searchers (1956)
    The Tall T (1957)
    "You make good coffee [at least...]"
    3:10 to Yuma (1957)
    reference to jail
    The Bravados (1958)
    "Who are you?" - dead men
    The Big Country (1958)
    Rio Bravo (1959)
    Warlock (1959)
    Henry Fonda's outfit is taken from this movie
    The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    Harmonica whittles away at a piece of wood, just like O'Reilly. Both are played by Charles Bronson.
    The Comancheros (1961)
    Towards the start of "The Comancheros" (1961) there is a gun-runner called Ed McBain travelling to the town of Sweetwater. In "Once Upon a Time in The West", the family patriarch at the start of the movie is Brett McBain who, it transpires, intended to create a town called Sweetwater.
    How the West Was Won (1962)
    The Leopard (1963)
  12. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident

    Fascinating list - thanks for this!
  13. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

    Götaland, Sverige
    Has anyone seen the 4K version of Butch and Sundance on itunes? Is it any good?
    I haven't seen the film in almost 20 years but I don't feel like buying the blu-ray because it uses an old and very dated master.
    Since it's the 5oth anniversary I'm hoping that it will be released in 4K and BD
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    It was the film to see 50 years ago. Though it didn’t appeal to me at the time. The thing that’s looks corny now ( even then ) is the push bike raindrops song scene.
  15. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    1969 was a good year for westerns:

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Paint Your Wagon
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
    True Grit
    The Wild Bunch

    Each one a superior film and a box office hit except Willie Boy the sleeper in the group.

    plus about 30 other westerns came out that year, not including foreign spags.
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  16. TedMosby06

    TedMosby06 Active Member

    Milwaukee, WI
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Once Upon a Time in the West
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  17. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident

    Oxbow Incident Jeremiah Johnson. Shane
  18. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    In no order;
    The magnificent Seven & then
    Pick your two favourite Clint Eastwood Westerns.
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  19. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Tough! I think I can whittle it down to five but with regrets.

    Rio Bravo
    For a Few Dollars More
    Winchester '73
    Rio Grande
    The Searchers

    Honorable mentions:
    Day of the Outlaw
    The Naked Spur
    The Great Silence
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Westerner
    My Darling Clementine
    Seven Men from Now
    Forty Guns

    and apologies to all the titles I am momentarily forgetting!
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  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Just recently saw 'Run of the Arrow' for the first time. Great movie and kind of a different role for Rod Steiger. Sam Fuller sadly didn't make a lot of westerns, but both this and '40 Guns' were very good. I think his two-fisted pulp style was ideally suited to the Western genre.
  21. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    Some relatively contemporary ones today ....

    Ride with the Devil
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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  22. clayton

    clayton Forum Resident

    minneapolis mn
    The Searchers
    Wild Bunch
    The good the bad and the ugly
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  23. Scotian

    Scotian Amnesia Hazed

    North of Gilead
  24. vivresavie

    vivresavie Forum Resident

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    One-Eyed Jacks
    Once Upon A Time In The West

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